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Patrina Carper
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Kimberly Holka
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Sarah Newton
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BSN Degree Completion Sequence for RNs

BSN completion

Nursing is a dynamic health care profession characterized by rapid and continuous change. In order for a nurse to maximize upon potential career opportunities as well as have the educational foundation for career advancement, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is needed. The Oakland University School of Nursing Undergraduate Program BSN Degree Completion Sequence offers registered nurses with an Associates Degree or Diploma in Nursing the opportunity to earn a BSN degree in two to four years. 

To meet the needs of the RN-BSN student for convenience and flexibility, all required nursing and non-nursing (e.g. general education) courses are offered online, and teaching methods build on students’ prior nursing education and clinical experiences. There is only one clinical course, and the clinical experiences are flexible and meet all accreditation requirements.

See the informational program flyer for details. 

The BSN Degree Completion Sequence will: 

  • provide students with a nursing education that meets the highest standards of the profession. 
  • foster critical thinking related to nursing care delivery and phenomena across the lifespan.
  • facilitate the continued development of clinical decision-making skills based on ethical, legal, and cultural perspectives. 
  • integrate the concepts of evidence based practice into nursing care delivery. 
  • nurture a commitment to lifelong learning and prepare students for further education at the graduate level.
how to apply


  • Satisfactory completion of a Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing program with an overall 
  • grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Valid RN license.

Registered Nurses who do not meet the minimum admission requirements may be admitted to Oakland University as a pre-BSN Degree Completion student. Upon completion of 12 credits from required non-nursing or general education courses with a minimum grade of 2.5 or higher in each class, the student will be eligible for full admission to the BSN Degree Completion sequence.

  • Follow the undergraduate admissions instructions (use major code 7040) on how to apply to Oakland University. 
  • Include a copy of your current RN license.
  • When your application file is complete, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will forward the file to the School of Nursing for review. You will be notified when you have been admitted.
  • Following admission to the University, you will receive information regarding a new student orientation at which time a School of Nursing Academic Adviser will be available to meet with you to evaluate your transfer credits and develop a Plan of Study for the BSN degree completion sequence requirements.
bsn completion
advising sessions

If you are interested in learning more about admission criteria, the application process, course requirements and important dates, please attend one of our Program Advising Sessions (click for calendar). These sessions are offered monthly for each program track. The information provided at these sessions is useful for those students who want to learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Nursing before applying to Oakland University. 

You  must be a licensed RN in order to attend a program advising session for the BSN Degree Completion sequence. 

Sessions begin promptly at the published start time and last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. Transcripts can only be evaluated after a student has been officially admitted to Oakland University so transcripts will not be evaluated at these sessions.

Please read over the information on the website prior to attending. 
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